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Iowa's courts include District Courts, the Court of Appeals, and the Iowa Supreme Court. Iowa's 99 counties are divided into 8 districts, each having a District Court that handles the majority of cases, including small claims, juvenile, mental health, violation of city/county ordinance, criminal, probate, domestic relations, and general civil cases. If you appeal a District Court decision in Iowa, it will be reviewed by the Iowa Court of Appeals. The Iowa Supreme Court is the state's highest court and hears appellate court appeals.

If you're seeking information regarding Iowa court records, you can visit www.iowacourtsonline.org, Iowa's online docket record search website. This website provides information including case titles, a list of filings, and child support and fine payments, as well as a copy of the court docket. Additional information, including case schedules, exhibit lists, bonds, and lien indexes is available for an additional $25 monthly charge. Copies of Iowa court documents aren't found on this website. If you're seeking copies of Iowa state court records, you'll need to contact the clerk of court office for the county in which the records are held.
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01, Nov 2014 - Des Moines, IA Pharmacy Owner, Mark Graziano, to Plead Guilty
DES MOINES, Iowa – The owner of Bauder’s Pharmacy will plead guilty to two federal felonies for allegedly selling hundreds of thousands of painkillers to people who didn’t have prescriptions. Mark Graziano had forcefully denied any wrongdoing in the two years since the allegations were made public. But his lawyer says he has decided to change his plea. State regulators raided the pharmacy in ...
01, Nov 2014 - Wisconsin: Woman who kidnapped newborn nephew sentenced to 25 years
MADISON, Wis. -- A federal judge sentenced a Colorado woman Monday to 25 years in prison for kidnapping her newborn nephew from a Wisconsin home and leaving him for dead behind an Iowa gas station as police closed in, calling her a chronic liar who would have let the child die.
01, Nov 2014 - UPDATE: Judge Sentences Woman to 25 Years in Kidnapping
A federal judge has sentenced a Colorado woman who kidnapped her newborn nephew from a Wisconsin home and left him outside in freezing temperatures in Iowa to 25 years in prison.
01, Nov 2014 - NEW INFORMATION: Judge sentences woman to 25 years in kidnapping
A federal judge has sentenced a Colorado woman who kidnapped her newborn nephew from a Wisconsin home and left him outside in freezing temperatures in Iowa to 25 years in prison.
01, Nov 2014 - Jefferson, IA What you need to know: Monday
It's Monday, Oct. 27 and here is your day ahead: In local news... WEATHER:  Full forecast  1. KRISTEN SMITH Sentencing: A federal judge today is poised to sentence a Colorado woman who took her newborn nephew from a Wisconsin home and left him outside in freezing temperatures in Iowa. A jury found Kristen Smith guilty of kidnapping in July. According to court documents and prosecutors, she took ...
01, Nov 2014 - Judge sentences woman to 25 years in kidnapping
(AP) — A federal judge sentenced a Colorado woman Monday to 25 years in prison for kidnapping her newborn nephew from a Wisconsin home and leaving him for dead behind an Iowa gas station as police closed in, calling her a chronic liar who would have let the child die. According to investigators, Marshall, Kayden and Kayden's father, Bruce Powell, were staying with Marshall's great-uncle in the ...
31, Oct 2014 - Lee, IA Manchester man accused of drunken knife assault
IOWA CITY — A Manchester man faces up to 40 years in prison for attacking another man with a knife while highly intoxicated. According to Iowa City police criminal complaints, officers responded to the 600 block of Iowa Avenue at 10:13 p.m. Oct. 11 for a report of a man who had been stabbed with a knife. Furthermore, the victim reported his assailant could still be inside the residence ...
31, Oct 2014 - Trial date set in federal court for Forest City postmaster
SIOUX CITY | Forest City Postmaster Danny D. Miller has pleaded not guilty to a charge of theft in U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Iowa.
31, Oct 2014 - Johnson County drug court receives nearly $200,000 federal grant
IOWA CITY — The Johnson County Adult Drug Treatment Court has received a two-year grant for $192,528, which will provide employment services to offenders and help them move forward after completing their court sentence. The federal grant through the U.S. Department of Justice is aimed at enhancing the drug court program, which is a partnership among the Johnson County Attorney’s Office, the 6th ...
31, Oct 2014 - Iowa, IA Former teachers testify in Iowa murder trial
Cody Metzker-Madsens's former teachers said the boy shouldn't have been sent to live in a foster home.
31, Oct 2014 - Iowa Supreme Court hears Sioux City traffic camera case
Sioux City's traffic cameras once again made it into an Iowa courtroom. It wasn't just any courtroom. The Iowa Supreme Court hit the road to hear appeals on the Buena Vista University campus, in Storm Lake, Iowa.
31, Oct 2014 - Iowa Man Charged In 2010 Pittsburg County Double Murder
An Iowa man is in the Pittsburg County jail charged with the murder of two Hartshorne men almost four years ago.
31, Oct 2014 - Avon woman sentenced in Iowa
An Avon, Colorado woman has been given probation after admitting she stole from the University of Iowa Hospital.
31, Oct 2014 - Court upholds $10,000 fine for UPS in Iowa death
An appeals court is upholding $10,000 in fines for safety violations by UPS that were linked to an employee's death at the Des Moines airport.
31, Oct 2014 - Benton, IA Driver gets 75 years for fatal Iowa crash
A Texas driver who killed two adults and a toddler in an Iowa crash has been sentenced to 75 years in prison.
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